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  • Our picks this month include a new take on the ideas created in the Narnia and Wonderland books, and fairy tales like you’ve never read before
  • Every month we recommend great reads to add to your TBR pile
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  • The internet is divided in a new debate over what people hear in a trending social media post
  • Instagram and Twitter are abuzz with people trying to decide whether they hear ‘green needle’ or ‘brainstorm’
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  • Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung made the announcement on Monday afternoon
  • Local and international schools, as well as tutorial centres, should resort to e-learning for an undetermined period of time
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  • Alumni of the programme write about their experiences and how they spread cultural understanding in the US and China
  • Trump’s executive order will worsen Sino-US relations
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  • Chloe Jazzy Lau, 15, has been nominated for a Spirit of Hong Kong Award for founding YouMatter
  • The idea started as a fundraising event at South Island School
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  • Swift only gave hours’ notice that she would drop the surprise album, which she worked on during Covid-19 quarantine
  • Bon Iver, Jack Antonoff and members of The National all contributed to the project
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  • L. D. Lapinski’s debut is a fantasy story worthy of a far more experienced author
  • With the coronavirus limiting world travel, this is a very welcome piece of escapist fiction
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  • The former British Poet Laureate is best known for her verse, but is a natural storyteller in prose, too
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Snow White’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ are just a few of the dozens of retellings
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  • Leander is an Oliver Twist-type orphan, scrounging a living in a Victorian city
  • Expert plotting and characterisation and a deliciously horrifying villain make this a must-read
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  • Set in the 1970s, this children’s story is a throwback to life before social media and other distractions
  • Author Judith Eagle has set her second novel in a gothic mansion that is as much a character as the people
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  • The novel by Jennifer Killick is a spooky, original narrative that doesn’t skip on the terror
  • You don’t have to hang on for pages waiting for action; the plot kicks off right away
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  • A chance viewing of 'Begin Again' on a flight made him change paths and pursue a career in music
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed him to focus on music and releasing his album
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  • We’ve included an old favourite in ‘Bloodborne’ and a review of new shooter ‘Valorant’
  • We have great picks for PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile gaming
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  • People whose jobs put them in frequent contact with the public, such as supermarket workers and those employed in public transport, will be prioritised for coronavirus testing
  • A makeshift hospital has been built at AsiaWorld-Expo as the city's health facilities fill up
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